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Wedding Venue
Frequently Asked Questions

  • How many people can The Nest events accommodate?
    Outdoor: 125 Indoor: 45
  • How much is the deposit?
    50% down to reserve your wedding date. 100% refundable within 9 months of your date.
  • What is your cancellation policy?
    100% refund within 9 months of reserved date; no refund after 9 months.
  • Is there a damage deposit?
    Yes, refundable $3,000 to be held on file in the form of a check or credit card and returned within one week after departure once inspection for damages has been performed.
  • Do you require insurance?
    Not required, we do suggest an event policy be secured by you in case of damage by your guests or family. The Nest on Swan River must be added as Additional Insured.
  • What payment options are accepted?
    We accept Cash, Check, Venmo, PayPal/Credit Card (additional 4% fee for cards).
  • Are post-event cleaning services provided?
    Of course, we will remove trash from cans provided, sweep, mop and hose off decks/pavilion. We ask that you "pack it in, pack it out", arrange for removal and pickup of all rental items, floral arrangements and all decor you brought for your special day. Caterers usually cleanup after their service, but be sure to confirm that with them.
  • When can we access the property?
    2pm day before event, depart noon day after event. Other times can be discussed.
  • Is the venue handicap accessible?
    Yes, navigating over grass lawns.
  • What are the decoration rules?
    No tacking, pinning or stapling to room walls is permitted. Exterior decorations can be discussed as many prefer additional lights and other decor. Outside lighting must be LED as we are an older property with limited amps for use.
  • Are there limitations for my photographer and what are available photo locations?
    No limitations. River, mountains, surrounding fields, barn, country road; so many photo ops!
  • May we supply our own alcohol?
    No. Our All Beverage Liquor License will take care of wine, beer & spirits served on your special day. We supply bartenders for seven hours which includes setup and take down. You will pay a per drink price up to a required budget, depending on number of guests, plus the 20% gratuity on all drinks purchased. After budget is met, you can then choose to have a Hosted bar all night or No Host.
  • Do you provide any decor?
    Our venue offers 2 - wooden rustic flower or beverage carts, Wine Barrels, metal and wood patio table & chairs, umbrellas, Gazebo, signage, pavilion chandeliers & strung lights. We have on site, tree stumps for end of aisles, wood easel, Reserved signs, Pick a seat not a side, other misc items.
  • Groom and Bride suite included?
    Yes, Wedding Suite and additional Quarters are included with our all encompassing campus package.
  • Is there a place for the cake to be stored?
    Yes, a walk-in cooler is on site. Plenty of room for cake, food, flowers to keep fresh after you check in.
  • Are there reduced rates for fall/winter season?
    Yes, visit our website under Events/Weddings for package options
  • Is there a sound system included?
    No, DJ's and bands provide the systems needed
  • Does the DJ have access to outdoor power?
    Yes. Depending on the amps needed, they may have to supply a generator but usually not.
  • Are bathrooms included?
    We supply one regular port-o-potty and an inside restroom in the Gathering Room. On site guests tend to use the bathrooms at the units they are lodging.
  • Who will be there on my wedding day?
    A planner/day of coordinator is required to ensure a smooth and stress-free planning process. Minimally, we encourage a day of planner to handle final details. Venue Host is on site for assistance with vendors and behind the scene trouble shooting.
  • Is there an over-time fee?
    We ask that you respect the ending time of 10:30pm near the river. A fire pit is included with Full package for post reception gathering area (fire restrictions enforced). If rehearsal dinner is held on site, the time of 9pm is required to end. A $500 per hour fee is incurred if not honored.
  • Are candles and sparklers allowed?
    Seasonal depending on fire danger.
  • Can rice, confetti, glitter be thrown?"
    No, anything that is not biodegradable or safe for our feathered friends cannot be used.
  • Is smoking allowed on the property?
    This is a non-smoking facility, however during reception ONLY outside in designated area and restrictions placed on fire restrictions.
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